Contemporary Crafts Courses in London

Do you enjoy making things? Choose from a number of our contemporary craft courses in London such as calligraphy courses, basketry, bookbinding, jewellery making courses and ceramics and pottery courses that will allow you to explore your artistic creativity using a variety of different materials. 

Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm.

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  1. Calligraphy

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 30 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the principles and explore the essential steps of calligraphy work using a range of tools and techniques to create an individual piece. Suitable for beginners as well as improvers, left or right handers welcome.
    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £309.00
    Concession: £188.00

  2. Book conservation for beginners II

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 6 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to repair cloth case volumes and ’perfect’ bindings. Identify and repair different book structures such as hollow and tight backed books and how to pare and tone leather for book repair.
    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £339.00
    Concession: £207.00

  3. Introduction to laser cutting for paper and fabric

    Introduction to laser cutting for paper and fabric

    Course Date: Fri 7 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A short introductory course in laser cutting, ideal for beginners or anyone wishing to add innovation to his or her own creative projects. You will learn simple software techniques using Adobe Illustrator to convert your design ideas into a variety of laser cut samples and small personal projects.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  4. Intermediate jewellery II

    Intermediate jewellery II

    Course Date: Fri 7 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you taken a beginners course and are looking to progress your jewellery making? Develop and refine your design and making skills through guided projects applying a range of precision skills to create metal jewellery. Intermediate jewellery II focuses on building the technical skills used in chain-making, catches and brooch fittings.
    Full fee: £419.00
    Senior fee: £335.00
    Concession: £256.00

  5. Start bookbinding

    Start bookbinding

    Course Date: Fri 14 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the art of handmade books! Three days of progressive projects will guide you through core techniques and prepare you to experiment, design and craft your own unique books.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  6. Pottery: a taster course in throwing

    Pottery: a taster course in throwing

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 16 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal for beginners who want to experience the basic techniques of throwing on the potters wheel. Learn how to produce mugs, bowls and simple forms as well as apply slips and glazes over this four day course.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £399.00

  7. Mosaics introductory

    Mosaics introductory

    Course Date: Wed 19 Feb 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your creative skills in this classic art form, adhering your materials to a temporary surface before applying the completed section to a flat base or casting it into concrete.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  8. Calligraphy for beginners and improvers

    Calligraphy for beginners and improvers

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 21 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn and develop calligraphy skills on this beginners and improvers course. You will practice with a range of pens and papers, and create a finished example using a favourite quotation. Advice will be given on tools and materials. Suitable for left or right handers.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  9. Introduction to jewellery making

    Introduction to jewellery making

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 21 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Introduction to metal jewellery making techniques such as forging, texturing and soldering, cutting out shapes in sheet metal and twisting wire. You will explore how to create a ring to the correct finger size and how to add decoration like a stone or a kinetic element. You will create at least one wearable piece of jewellery on this course.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  10. Modern calligraphy

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 22 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to write elegant, stylish letterforms using a flexible pointed nib with ink. Once you have learnt how to write a basic alphabet, we will begin breaking the rules of traditional calligraphy to find a style that is all your own.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  11. Bookbinding: paper engineering and pop-ups

    Bookbinding: paper engineering and pop-ups

    Course Date: Mon 24 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Be creative with paper and develop the 2D page into 3D pop-ups. Learn folding techniques and simple book structures to create and explore your ideas. Suitable for beginners.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  12. Ceramics: surface printing on clay

    Ceramics: surface printing on clay

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 24 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Working with silkscreen, paper stencil, block and potato printing on unfired clay, biscuits and glazed surfaces, you will create pattern and narrative images with slips, oxides, glaze and on-glaze on simple mould forms and tiles.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  13. Designing textiles using Photoshop I

    Designing textiles using Photoshop I

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 26 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create motifs and designs for printed textiles which may then be printed onto cloth. This course is ideal for beginners in Photoshop who are textile artists, designers, or for anyone interested in exploring pattern, colour and texture.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  14. Designing textiles using Photoshop II

    Designing textiles using Photoshop II

    Course Date: Thu 27 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn intermediate Photoshop and design techniques in order to develop your textile design work. Expand your portfolio developing a collection of designs. This creative textile design course is an ideal progression for those who have completed ' Designing textiles using Photoshop: stage 1' as well for established textile artists wishing to expand their knowledge or anyone interested in print pattern design.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  15. 3D Printing for casting: basic principles

    3D Printing for casting: basic principles

    Course Date: Thu 27 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basic steps to 3D modelling and 3D printing for casting. You will take home a simple 3D print of your own design in castable resin. All materials are included. Should you wish to cast your resin print in metal, your tutor can advise you on how to best outsource this.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

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